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The Government provides a range of initiatives for businesses looking to hire an apprentice. We can help you navigate the range of apprenticeships and apprenticeship providers available across Greater Manchester, and support you with the Apprenticeship Levy service, which can minimise the costs to your business.


Kickstart is a new £2 billion Government scheme that is creating hundreds of thousands of Government-subsidised job placements to help young people into work and support the UK's economic revival. As an employer, Kickstart will give you access to a large pool of young people with potential, who are ready for an opportunity, at zero cost to you. We can work with you to deliver high-quality placements that go beyond the minimum requirements of the scheme to deliver an outstanding experience that both you and they can be proud of.

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Recruitment and onboarding

As we move towards a more remote virtual way of working, the digital skills of your team are going to be increasingly important. The way in which we recruit and welcome people into our business is also going to be essential in retaining talent. We can work with you to ensure best practice in your employment including remote agile operating procedures, health and safety, and HR practices.

GM Good Employment Charter

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme aiming to improve employment standards in the city region. Employers of any size or sector can join the movement by making a commitment to improve practice in all the characteristics of good employment as set out by the Charter: secure flexible work, , promote the real living wage, employee engagement and voice, recruitment, people management, and health and wellbeing. All employers begin their journey as Supporters and can work towards becoming Members and Advocates.

Contact us

If you would like more information about Skills for Growth - SME Support, please contact our team today.